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I am trying to get rid of my Gnome panels so that I can go to a purely Docky/Gnome-Do environment.

I have got rid of everything, except for a single remaining panel which I cannot delete.

The text "Delete this panel" is greyed out - any pointers about how to get rid of it?

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I haven't used gnome for a while, but I used to do that with gconf-editor.

Open "desktop >> gnome >> session >> required_components", then double-click the "panel" option, then remove the "gnome-panel" value and close it, then just:

killall gnome-panel

Last time I used this method was with Karmic tho.

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This works fine in 10.10. –  ændrük Oct 11 '10 at 21:44
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One could argue you should change this to whatever docky needs to launch. –  Oli Oct 11 '10 at 22:23
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What I like to do is make the GNOME panel part of the Compiz widget layer. That way I can quickly pull up the panel with a hotkey in case I ever need it.

In CompizConfig Settings Manager, set Desktop -> Widget Layer -> Behavior -> Widget Windows to class=Gnome-panel. Fine-tune the other Widget Layer settings to your preference.

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I like the elegance of this. Having a tried-and-tested fallback is handy when things break. –  Oli Oct 11 '10 at 22:24
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This also works with Natty Narwhal 11.04.

Open terminal and type

rm ~/.gconf/apps/panel/general/%gconf.xml.

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My answer here may help. I figure you can likely do the same with docky that you do with AWN.

gconftool-2 --type=string --set /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/panel 'docky'
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i solve it by just uninstalling and re-installing compiz manager.

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Can you edit this answer to provide detailed instructions for how you do this? –  Eliah Kagan Sep 8 '12 at 1:43
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